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Regions in Ireland

East Coast and Midlands (County Dublin, County Kildare, County Laois, County Longford, County Louth, County Meath, County Offaly, County Westmeath, County Wicklow)
The core of Ireland, which includes Dublin, the country’s capital and most populous city.

Shannon Region (County Clare, County Limerick, County Tipperary)
The awe-inspiring Cliffs of Moher and the region’s castles make it a popular tourist destination.

Southwest Ireland (County Cork, County Kerry)
A lovely shoreline and the famous Ring of Kerry and Blarney Castle may be found in this picturesque and wet part of Ireland.

West Ireland (County Galway, County Mayo, County Roscommon)
West Ireland (County Galway, County Mayo, County Roscommon) is Ireland’s least populated area, although it is home to the picturesque Aran Islands and the Irish “Cultural Capital” of Galway.

Northwest Ireland and Lakelands (County Cavan, County Donegal, County Leitrim, County Monaghan, County Sligo)
A area with a burgeoning tourist industry and plenty of natural beauty to offer.

Southeast Ireland (County Carlow, County Kilkenny, County Waterford, County Wexford)
Waterford crystal is renowned in this part of Ireland, which is cosmopolitan.

Cities and towns in Ireland

  • Dublin (Baile Átha Cliath) — The Republic of Ireland’s capital and biggest city. Dublin is a famous tourist destination with great bars, beautiful architecture, and decent shopping. It is the fourth most visited European city.
  • Cork (Corcaigh) — On the banks of the Lee River, it is the country’s second largest city. St. Finbarre founded the town about 600, and it is renowned for excellent cuisine (particularly seafood), bars, shopping, and festivals. If you travel outside of the city along the Atlantic Ocean’s coastline, you’ll discover long, winding beaches, historic towns, castles, and a variety of outdoor activities to enjoy.
  • Galway (Gaillimh) — On the banks of the Lee River, it is the country’s second largest city. St. Finbarre founded the town about 600, and it is renowned for excellent cuisine (particularly seafood), bars, shopping, and festivals. If you travel outside of the city along the Atlantic Ocean’s coastline, you’ll discover long, winding beaches, historic towns, castles, and a variety of outdoor activities to enjoy.
  • Killarney (Cill Áirne)— Possibly the most popular tourist attraction in Ireland (at least until lately). It is the starting point for most Ring of Kerry excursions and is a lovely town in its own right.
  • Kilkenny (Cill Chainnigh) — The Cat Laughs Comedy Festival is held yearly in early June in this beautiful medieval town known as the Marble City.
  • Letterkenny (Leitir Ceanainn)— The main town in County Donegal, with gateway status and a reputation for being Europe’s fastest expanding town. A good starting point for exploring Donegal.
  • Limerick (Luimneach) — a city ideally located in the south-west of Ireland, where the Shannon broadens into its enormous estuary. The city was the first to be named a National City of Culture (2014).
  • Sligo (Sligeach) — W.B. Yeats, an internationally famous poet, was born here. The finest parts of Sligo are the mountains and beaches, as well as the landscape in general.
  • Waterford (Port Láirge) — The oldest city in Ireland. In the south-east, near to the Rosslare ferry terminal. Waterford is a popular destination for people interested in learning more about Ireland’s ancient past. It’s one of the finest cities in the nation since it’s not too big and has a lot of history. Spraoi is one of several festivals that take place throughout the year. The cuisine is excellent, and the Granary Museum is the finest in the nation for old Irish history. Before you go, don’t forget to sample a blaa. (A floury bread bun found only in this part of Ireland.)

Other destinations in Ireland

  • Aran Islands (Na hOileáin Árann) — are a group of islands in Galway Bay.
  • Brú Na Bóinne — in Co. Meath, there are some of the world’s most beautiful neolithic monuments, the oldest of which is Newgrange, which dates back to 3100 BC.
  • Both the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher are in County Clare.
  • Connemara (Conamara) — Connemara (Conamara) is an area in Western County Galway that speaks Irish.
  • County Donegal (Contae Dhún na nGall) — The coastal areas of County Donegal (Contae Dhn na nGall) offer beautiful landscape and great beaches.
  • Dingle Peninsula (Corca Dhuibhne) — Dingle Peninsula (Corca Dhuibhne) is a Gaeltecht area (Irish-speaking district) in Ireland’s far southwest.
  • Glendalough (Gleann Dá Loch) is a beautiful ruin with hiking paths in Wicklow County.
  • Kinsale (Cionn tSáile) — is Ireland’s oldest town and is known for its culinary quality.
  • Skellig Michael and the Ring of Kerry are both located in County Kerry.
  • West Cork — West Cork is a region in Ireland’s south with mountains, bays, islands, and beaches.

How To Travel To Ireland

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How To Travel Around Ireland

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Accommodation & Hotels in Ireland

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Things To See in Ireland

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Things To Do in Ireland

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Food & Drinks in Ireland

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Money & Shopping in Ireland

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Festivals & Holidays in Ireland

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Internet & Communications in Ireland

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Language & Phrasebook in Ireland

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Culture Of Ireland

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